Patricia Bacon Gressitt

Patricia Bacon Gressitt

AGE: 87 • Asbury Park

Patricia Bacon Gressitt, 87, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Asbury Park, of natural causes. Formerly of Mendham and then Long Valley, Pat (fondly known to some as Bubbles) was born in Monkton, Maryland to John Bacon Sr. and Grace Behrens Bacon. Pat earned her undergraduate degree at Washington College, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she met her husband to be, Tillman Johnson Gressitt, also a Maryland native. They were married in 1947, and Pat spent the next six decades soothing souls as a social worker, being the hostess with the mostest for guests from around the world, and tripping the light fantastic with her beloved Tillman, until his death in 1996.

Pat will be remembered with humor and love by her brother, John Bacon Jr. of Maryland; her four children, Hunt Gressitt of Maine, Scott and Kit-Bacon Gressitt of California, and Lyell Gressitt of New Jersey; their spouses; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and more nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and rapscallions than Pat would have cared to count, given her distaste for math.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at The United Methodist Church of Red Bank, at 247 Broad St.

Published in Daily Record on June 16, 2013